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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Mar 28 2012
Living Change Gains MomentumOver the past two months, Wunan has been consulting community members in Halls Creek on its Living Change initiative, which seeks to rebuild family responsibilities and local authority in that community. To date, Wunan has met with more than forty individuals and families, and the boards of several community organisations. These conversations will inform the proposed design of Living Change, as well as decisions by Wunan and the state and federal governments on whether to progress the initiative. Wunan will report on these consultations as part of its report to government in June 2012 on the feasibility of introducing Living Change in Halls Creek.   Read More.
Mar 28 2012
Wunan Well Placed for New Employment ContractThe provision of employment services to Indigenous communities is set to change again as the Commonwealth Government reviews its remote employment model with a view to implementation in July 2013. Details at this stage are scant, but it is hoped that it will result in stronger incentives for those actively seeking or engaged in employment and alignment with those providers already providing real employment outcomes.   Read More.
Topic: Employment
Mar 28 2012
Wunan seeks funding for the Dural Education Excellence ProgramThis unique program is providing an opportunity for young people from the remote Western Australian town of Halls Creek to access quality education within a supported and familiar boarding environment. This wonderful initiative is a partnership between Dural Baptist Church, William Clarke College, Pacific Hills Christian School, Wunan, Halls Creek District High School, and brings together two very different towns Halls Creek in Western Australia and Dural Sydney NSW.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Mar 28 2012
Wunan Foundation has formed a unique partnership with Save the Children and Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre to operate the new Halls Creek Children & Family Centre. The partnership vision is to become a “one-stop shop” of health and education services for children aged 0-8 years and their parents/carers. Wunan believes that the Centre has a unique opportunity to network with other organisations to help families to access services in a family-friendly and culturally sensitive way. Robert Reichel the Manager of the Children AND Family Centre said “The future looks really bright for the Centre and we are looking forward to working with families and services.”   Read More.
Topic: Education
Mar 28 2012
East Kimberley Development Package Transitional Housing-KununurraWunan, in a joint venture partnership with Community Housing Limited (CHL) have been selected as the preferred contractor by the West Australian Department of Housing for the East Kimberley Development Package Transitional Housing program in Kununurra. This program has come from the desperate need for affordable housing in Kununurra for Aboriginal families. This is not social housing, rather 40 transitional houses with the outcome being to see these families transition over a 2 year period into home ownership. Families will have the opportunity to purchase the house that they are renting therefore creating a solid reason and opportunity for the care and upkeep of their home.   Read More.
Mar 26 2012
  Hi! My name is Bronson Duinker. I am eight years old, me and my family are locals at Halls Creek and live out at Burraluba Yura Ngurra, the workers hostel on Duncan Road. We love the bush life, looking for bush tucker, hunting goanna and bush turkey, fishing and swimming.  My mother Jane Gunn holds one of the female boders.  And my big sister, Shilleen Gunn,  she holds the other female boder. How many female boders does that make? My big brother, Willum Duinker holds the big male and a female boder. Can you see the female? How did we get our boders? One day after school on our way back home, we went looking for boders in a trucking yard. We looked under antpits, rocks and in holes where they like to live. We found three boders – one male and two females. So we took them back to the Workers Hostel […]   Read More.